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We know that any type of lock problem in your home can cause you stress and even sleepless nights of worry.
Whether it’s a window or a door lock that has stopped working, broken all together or has a key snapped in it, RK Locksmiths Liverpool’s domestic locksmith service is going to be for you.
It’s important to know what type of locks you need. Here at RK Locksmiths Liverpool we want to make it simple for you to get the right lock for your property and home and more importantly the right level of security you need.
This is why we have created this handy guide to the different types of domestic locks and their different variations so you can make a stress-free and informed decision on which locks will be right for your needs. When you talk to our locksmiths, they will be able to give you the right advice for your lock needs.
Let’s make your life simpler with our lock guide.
Rim Cylinder Locks.
Standard Rim Cylinder
British Standard Rim Cylinder
Screw in Rim Cylinder
The Rim cylinder lock is found on wooden doors and will have a latch on the inside of the door which is drawn back when the key is turned inside the lock.
Rim cylinder locks come with different levels of security.
The Standard Rim cylinder lock can have 5 or 6 pins inside. They are the entry level Rim cylinder lock and are found on pretty much most doors in Liverpool. While the British standard Rim cylinder lock shown above is the next level of security for your home and will have features like Anti-Pick, Anti-Drill and Anti-Bump making them a more secure lock.
Euro Cylinder Locks
Standard Euro Cylinder
Standard Oval Cylinder
Half Euro Cylinder
The Euro Cylinder lock is found on both wooden and UPVC doors.
Euro cylinders that are found on your wooden door are mainly found in flats within Liverpool and will have a turner or thumb turner on the inside of the door. This is to comply with fire regulations because you would need to be able to exit the property quickly in event of a fire without having to find a key.
Here is an example of a Thumb turn Euro cylinder lock.
Euro cylinder locks like Rim cylinder locks come with different levels of security. Most standard euro cylinders will have 5 or 6 pins inside them. but the more secure cylinders will have a star rating or have the British Standard logo printed on to the cylinder face like this.
Euro cylinders that have a star rating will feature a small star printed on to the face of the cylinder. The more stars out of a maximum of 3 the better the rating of cylinder. Most cylinders with a high star rating will have more features such as an Anti-snap feature with allows portions of the lock to fall away if pulled on or if excessive force is used on it i.e. if a burglar attempts to break the lock to gain entry.
All British standard or star rated Cylinders will have these features.
Standard Mortice Lock
British Standard Mortice Lock
Mortice locks come in a couple of different varieties.
You have the:
- Non British standard Mortice
which can have 1, 2, 3 or 5 levers inside. This type of Mortice lock is predominantly found on internal doors within the home as they are not rated by insurance companies for external doors to a property.
- British Standard Mortice locks
are rated to be fitted to any external door to your property as they meet your insurance company’s requirements to protect your home from forced entry. This is because BS Mortice locks have hardened plates that stop drilling of the lock, have hardened bolts which make it harder to cut the bolt off and have Anti-pick notches cut into the levers on the inside of the Mortice Lock.
Standard Night Latch
British Standard Night Latch
A standard night latch has a hold-back device on it as its unique feature – ‘the snib’. The standard night latch comes in two sizes – a 40mm and 60mm, the former is known as ‘the narrow’ and the latter ‘the standard’.
A British standard night latch comes in the same 40mm and 60mm sizes and has additional features such as the Anti-thrust device. This stops the ‘credit card’ lockpickers in their tracks. The British standard night latch also comes with a lockable latch which is activated from the inside. These extra features make the British standard night latch more preferable to insurance companies.